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Does Your Box of “Ugly” Produce Really Help the Planet? Or Hurt it?

by Emily Atkin New Republic January 17, 2019

Startups like Hungry Harvest and Imperfect Produce say they're helping to reduce food waste in America. Critics say they're deceiving their customers and making the problem worse. ...

Food pantries providing extra aid for furloughed federal workers

by Ashley Graham WLNS.com January 16, 2019

In Michigan, food banks across the state are tapping into their own resources to provide needed food assistance to furloughed federal workers as the partial government shutdown continues ...

Students are Building Food Recovery Across the U.S.

by Food Tank foodtank.com January 16, 2019

On “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Executive Director of Food Recovery Network(FRN) Regina Northouse talks about the newest answers to fo...

Billions in food stamp payments to come early because of shutdown

by Helena Bottemiller Evich Politico January 12, 2019

The partial government shutdown, hours away from becoming the longest in U.S. history, means that millions of low-income Americans are about to get their February food stamps a few weeks early — an unprecedented payout of billions of dollars in benefits that has states and...

This Maine School Makes Nutritious Lunches So Tasty, Parents Ask For Recipes

by Patty Wight Maine Public Radio January 11, 2019

One school in Maine serves 3,000 meals a day to students who are hungry for nutrition ...

Ignore the expiration date How ‘sell by’ standards promote food waste

by Amy Crawford Boston Globe January 11, 2019

http://apps.bostonglobe.com/ideas/graphics/2018/11/the-next-bite/the-store/ Boston Globe reporter Amy Crawford explores some of the ...

U.S. Department of Agriculture moves to tighten restrictions on food stamps

by Juliet Linderman USA Today December 20, 2018

The Trump administration is setting out to do what this year’s farm bill didn’t: tighten work requirements for millions of Americans who receive federal food assistance....

CU Boulder students going hungry: ‘This really is a problem’

by Cassa Niedringhaus Times-Call December 17, 2018

University of Colorado students are going hungry, but nobody is sure how many. University officials do not yet have an estimate, and local service providers see and serve students but do not track their numbers. They are in agreement, though: Food insecurity affects University of Colorado students, ...

Denver-area seniors have increasing hunger needs — and it can be hard to ask for help

by Donna Bryson Denverite December 17, 2018

As they age, hunger is booming among baby boomers. Feeding America, a nonprofit that links food banks and pantries across the country and conducts research on hunger and poverty, estimates that the rate of hunger among Americans aged 60 and older has increased by 45 percent since 2001....

Food for the holidays: SNAP develops special produce program for December and the New Year

by West Hawaii Today West Hawaii Today December 17, 2018

In North and West Hawaii, over 3,000 new households have increased their access to food by enrolling in the Supplemental Nutrition and Benefits program (SNAP) — up to 8,000 homes from 5,000 at the beginning of the 2018....